Odessa, WA -
Frequently Asked Questions
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Q Where do I sign up for Odessa utilities?
A At the Clerk’s office, located in the Community Center at
21 E. First Ave. or you may call the office at (509)982-2401.
Q What utilities are supplied?
A Odessa provides water, sewer and garbage services.
Q Is the town water supply tested on a regular basis?
A Yes, the water supply is tested monthly and as scheduled by the
State Department of Health. Yearly water reports are mailed to
residents and businesses.
Q What fees are charged for Odessa utility sign up?
A Name Change… $10.00
Water on/off …...$30.00
Q Where do I pay my town utility bill?
A The Town utility bill may be paid at the Clerk’s Office located
in the Community Center at 21 E. First Ave., or mailed to:
Town of Odessa, P.O. Box 218, Odessa WA 99159.
Q When is garbage pickup?
A The Town contracts with Consolidated Disposal for curbside
garbage pickup. The Town supplies garbage carts and dumpsters
for residents and businesses. Cart collection is each Wednesday
and dumpster collection is each Thursday. Any change in
collection days, due to holidays, is posted at the Clerk’s Office
and the Post Office as necessary.
Q When are utility bills due?
A Town utility bills are due the 15th of each month.
Q Does Odessa have a police department?
A Yes, the Town of Odessa has two commissioned officers
providing law enforcement coverage for the Town, with
assistance from the Lincoln County Sheriffs Office as needed.
Q Is there a public library?
A Yes, the public library is located in the Community Center,
21 E. First Ave. and is open Wednesdays 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.,
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. and Saturdays 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Q Who supplies electric and natural gas services?
A Avista Utilities supplies electric and natural gas for residents
and businesses. 1-800-227-9187.
Q Who supplies phone services?
A Centurytel supplies phone service for residents and businesses.
Residential: 1-800-201-4099. Business: 1-800-201-4102.
Q Is cable TV available in town?
A Cable is not available. Most residents utilize satellite TV
through the provider of their choice.
Q Is there a local internet provider?
A Yes, there is a local provider as well as other options available.
Q Does Odessa require pets to be licensed?
A Yes, dogs, 6 months and older, must be licensed on
a yearly basis. The cost is $10.00 and can be obtained at the
Odessa Clerk’s Office.
Q Does Odessa offer summer recreation opportunities?
A Yes, enjoy our beautiful Reiman Park or take a swim in the pool facility.
Our Tourist Park is available for overnight camping at no charge, for up to
three nights. Pool is open June through 3rd week of August.
Q Does Odessa have locations available to rent for
A Organizations or private parties may rent the Community Center building for a
sum of $200.00 per event rental date, with an additional $25.00 per day for setup prior to or after for the cleaning of area used. The commercial kitchen, located in the
Community Center, is available for rental and is monitored by the Chamber of
Commerce. Rental request and necessary rental forms are available at the Clerk’s
office. The Old Town Hall building is also available for rent, with the rental fee
to be a sum of $100.00 per event rental date, with additional $25.00 for parties or
organizations also utilizing the kitchen. A $100.00 deposit for use of either
building is to be made, which will be returned to the rental party if rental rules
are followed. Clerk’s Office.
Q Who is responsible for sidewalk repair and maintenance?
A Property owners are responsible for sidewalk upkeep, including
keeping sidewalks clear of snow and ice in the winter months.
Q Does Odessa require business licenses?
A Odessa does not require town issued business licenses,
but does require businesses to adhere to the Town
Q Does Odessa have an ordinance addressing peddlers and
A Yes. Peddlers and door-to- door salespersons must obtain
permits from the Clerk’s Office.
Q What about snow removal?
A Main arterials, emergency and school routes are cleared as
needed during the winter months. As Odessa is located at the
intersection of two state highways, the State Highway
Departments clears those streets of snow and ice.
Q Besides garbage pick-up, what other waste disposal
options are available?
A Yard waste receptacles are distributed throughout the Town,
at various locations, for the free disposal of yard wastes, such
as grass clipping and leaves during the spring through fall
Odessa also offers a location for the disposal of tree branches
and metal, at a cost of $5.00 per load. The site may be utilized
during normal office hours, with the load being inspected at the
Clerk’s Office prior to disposal of items. The key, for the
disposal site, is obtained from the Clerk’s Office.
Q Where do I find out about zoning ordinances and file
related applications and forms?
A Applications and forms needed for zoning ordinance issues and
other Town matters are available at the Clerk’s Office.
Q Who do I contact to request public records?
A All persons desiring to inspect or receive a copy of any public
record of the Town must make their request to the City Clerk-
Treasurer, or his/her designee, on forms specified by the City